Thursday, July 26, 2007

Random Donation

I got a random letter and donation today from a woman named Sarah. It is very motivating to receive emails like this:

Hi Mark,

I met Keith Kleiner today and he was telling me about his and Mariela's project. I checked out his website and saw your project and your blog. It just so happens that our 12 year old is taking a TechKnowHow camp this week and in the afternoons, they are working with LEGO Mindstorm NXTs. Andrew's birthday is next week and all he has asked for is a LEGO Mindstorms kit. He is having so much fun at the camp that he wants to continue it after the camp is finished so it must be a good project.

Anyways, when I saw your blog and realized it is the same toy, I felt like it was kizmit and that I had to make a donation. It's only $50 but hopefully others will donate and you can add ours together to buy another kit. I want another child to be able to have an experience like Andrew is having. Those kids are lucky to have you.

Also, you asked where you can get them cheaper. I went to Toys R Us today and bought Andrew his birthday present. The cost was $259.99 plus tax but I applied for a Toys R Us credit card and saved $26 so it was only $233. I suppose it would be difficult to find a Toys R Us with a lot of them in stock but if you could buy enough of them, the 10% off might make a difference.

Thanks for doing what you are doing. It's a huge commitment but very rewarding!


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